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Full text of "One Hundred Thirty Second Commencement June 7, 1987 Savannah State College"

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The Chief Marshal 

The Class Marshals 

Candidates for The Masters Degree 

Candidates for The Baccalaureate Degree 

Instructors of The College 

Assistant Professors of The College 

Associate Professors of The College 

Professors of The College 

Professors Emeriti 

The Graduate Faculty 

The Presidential Party 

The Significance of The Academic Mace 

Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in 
the Savannah State College Academic Procession carries an official mace 
which is indicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the 
Coilege. The mace is a club-shaped staff which originated in the Middle 
Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is 
presently employed most often by legislative forums and academic 
enterprises. 

The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made 
from mahogany wood by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Associate Professor of Civil 
Engineering Technology. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Head of the Department 
of Engineering Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand. 

The College motto "Lux Et Veritas" ("Light and Truth") 



ORDER OF EXERCISES 

PRELUDE: "Tuccato in d Minor" Gordon Nevin 

James Thompson, Jr., Organist 

* ACADEMIC PROCESSIONAL Felix Mendelssohn 

"War March of the Priests" 
James Thompson, Jr. 

INVOCATION Father Michael Smith, Pastor 

St. Anthony's Catholic Church 
Savannah, Georgia 

SELECTION: "Give Us This Day" Edwin Hawkins 

The Savannah State College Wesleyan Choir 

Spencer E. White, III, Conductor and Pianist 

Jerome S. Glover, Organist 

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE TO GRADUATES Wendell G. Rayburn, President 

Savannah State College 

SELECTION: "O Father, Whose Almighty Power" G. F. Handel 

The Savannah State College Concert Choir 

Willie E. Jackson, Director 

Randy N. Duncan, Accompanist 

Alfred L. Davis, Trumpet 

John Snipe, Tuba 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Wendell G. Rayburn 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS The Honorable Elridge W. McMillan 

Chairman, Board of Regents, University System of Georgia 

Atlanta, Georgia 

SELECTION: "Battle Hymn of the Republic" Ringwald 

"The Savannah State College Combined Choirs 

PRESENTATION OF PRESIDENT'S AWARDS Wendell G. Rayburn 

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR 

GRADUATE DEGREES Edward J. Hayes 

Vice President for Academic Affairs 

CONFERRING OF GRADUATE DEGREES Wendell G. Rayburn 

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES: 
School of Business Dean Leo G. Parrish 



School of Humanities and Social Sciences . Dean Ja Arthur Jahannes 
School of Sciences and Technology Dean Margaret C. Robinson 

CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES .... .Wendell G. Rayburn 

Assisted by the Academic Deans and the Registrar 

ALUMNI INDUCTION Jimmie Jackson, President 

Savannah State College National Alumni Association 

PRESENTATION OF N.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATE 

FOR COMMISSION Commander Edward Clark 

Commanding Officer, Savannah State College N.R.O.T.C. 

PRESENTATION OF A.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATES 

FOR COMMISSION Captain Keith Merrell 

Officer in Charge, Savannah State/Armstrong State A.R.O.T.C. 

ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE: 

N.R.O.T.C Commander Edward Clark 

A.R.O.T.C Captain Keith Merrell 

PRAYER FOR THE NEW OFFICERS Dr. Samuel A. Williams 

Acting Vice President for Student Affairs 
"Veni Sancte Spiritus" 

ANNOUNCEMENTS Edward J. Hayes 

THE SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN 

BENEDICTION Father Michael Smith 

THREE-FOLD AMEN 



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RECESSIONAL: "Pomp and Circumstance" Sir. Edward Elgar 

James Thompson, Jr. 

'The audience is requested to remain seated 
The audience is requested to stand 
The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited 



Master's Segrees (ftonferreb 

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

Blackburn, Barbara Jonell Armstrong State College 

Brown, Saralyn Deidre . . . Spelman College 

Byrd, Jeany L. de Villa Aquinas University 

Campbell, Elaine Shavers Clark College 

Carr, Shevon Boston University 

Jarvis David Paul ... ... Glenville State College 

Patterson, Herman L. Armstrong State College 

Yarbrough, Richard E Armstrong State College 

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Summa Cum Laude 3.75 - 4.00 

Magna Cum Laude 3.40 - 3.74 

Cum Laude 3.00 - 3.39 



SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 

Accounting 

Jayroe, Kenneth Luke, III - Magna Cum Laude Savannah 

Abdul-Salaam, Verna Harden - Cum Laude Savannah 

Cail, William Gary - Cum Laude Tybee Island 

Granade, Mary Tallulah - Cum Laude Savannah 

Johnston, Allison P. - Cum Laude Savannah 

Kemper, Kurtis Edward - Cum Laude .Savannah 

Knight, Maebell Watson - Cum Laude Savannah 

Reeves, Valarie Rose - Cum Laude Savannah 

Cannella, Frank Nelson Savannah 

Evans, Lonnie B Adel 

Frazier, Phyllis Elaine Savannah 

Glover, Keith Bernard Savannah 

'Grotheer, John H Savannah 

"Miltiades, John C Atlanta 

McKamey, Arlene D Port Wentworth 

Ransom, Tonya Lavette Savannah 

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Bell, Stephen J 

Gordon, Myra Melissa - Cum Laude Moultrie 

Amsdorff, Dan Jeffery Clyo 

Barnum, Anita Hope Savannah 

Berksteiner, Elizabeth Dasher Lyons 

Branch, Angel L Savannah 

Brooks, Juanita Marie Savannah 

Butler, Karen Rena Savannah 

Copeland, Barbara Harrell Baxley 

Giles, Bernice Sparta 

Hamilton, Shirley E Savannah 

Hunt, Cathy Lynn Vidalia 

Johnson, Gloria Machell Warrenton 

Jones, Grace Iveda Savannah 

Lucious, Kimberly Columbus 

Mobley, Michelle Denise Savannah 

Myrick, David Warrenton 

Nails, Ceminthia E Savannah 

Scott, Shirley Ann Savannah 

Stanley, Debbie LaFon Atlanta 

White, Kenneth Stewart Elberton 

Williams, Sonjua Lavette Athens 



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Management 

*Keck, David Andrew - Cum Laude Savannah 

Tootle, Kathryn Joy - Cum Laude Hinesville 

Broderick, Stephen Mark Savannah 

Edwards, Kenneth C Garden City 

Hankerson, Sharon Savannah 

Howard, Tonya Renee Savannah 

Jones, Michelle Savannah 

Mayfield, Luther Nelson Royston 

*McNeal, Cornell Savannah 

Williams, Tanya Fluellen Savannah 

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Marketing 

Youmans, Patricia U. - Magna Cum Laude Greenwood, Miss. 

Neher, Michael Clark - Cum Laude Kingston, New York 

Boazman, Vickie Michelle Atlanta, Georgia 

Boyd, Phillip Augustus, Jr Savannah, Georgia 

Hendrix, Angela Shari East Orange, New Jersey 

Hindsman, Patricia Ann East Point, Georgia 

Lee, Claude Jamaal, III Savannah, Georgia 

Murray, Gretchen Savannah, Georgia 

Wells, Allen Roscoe Boston, Georgia 

Williams, Melvin D Savannah, Georgia 

Information Systems 

Granade, Mary Tallulah - Cum Laude Savannah, Georgia 

Carter, Terrence John Savannah, Georgia 

Chatman, Stephanie Sparta, Georgia 

Heyward, Sherry LaVarne Savannah, Georgia 

Jordan, Careeda Justine Hartwell, Georgia 

r Mattox, Gander Ronald Bowman, Georgia 

Mayfield-Wison, Cynthia Andra Detroit, Michigan 

Prescott, Alethia Rosetta Savannah, Georgia 

Swint, Quilla Rochelle Warrenton, Georgia 

Thornton, Sharon Michelle Hazelhurst, Georgia 

Ward, Stephanie Ann Dawson, Georgia 

Wright, Arvenia Ann Savannah, Georgia 

Finance and Banking 

Smith, Judy McRae, Georgia 

Office Administration 

Brown, Zelda Marie Savannah, Georgia 

Cambell, Angela Faye Savannah, Georgia 

Green, Michelle Anise Savannah, Georgia 

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King, Reba Dean Glennville, Georgia 

Palmer, Shequita Renee . . Rincon, Georgia 

Taylor, Patricia A Augusta, Georgia 

Secretarial Science 

Bess, Pamela A. . . Savannah, Georgia 

Carr, Darlene Natasha Savannah, Georgia 

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 

Mass Communications 

Atkins, Cynthia Laverne Griffin, Georgia 

Brown, Kimberly Denise Harlem, Georgia 

Chester, Willie English, Jr . Greensboro, Georgia 

Cooper, Vanessa Jean Milledgeville, Georgia 

Cosby, Robert Kevin Detroit, Michigan 

Gaston, Greer Iris Savannah, Georgia 

Hibbler, Dalethian M Atlanta, Georgia 

Howard, Bonnie E Savannah, Georgia 

Knowles, Calvin Savannah, Georgia 

McRae, Valerie LaJune Jacksonville, Georgia 

Morris, Edwin Charles Savannah, Georgia 

Payton, Sandra T Valdosta, Georgia 

Rush, Subrina L Atlanta, Georgia 

Sociology 

Roberts, Brenda O'Brien - Cum Laude Savannah, Georgia 

Graham, Brenda J Savannah, Georgia 

Heyward, Natalie Weston Savannah, Georgia 

Lampkin, Linda Marie Eastman, Georgia 

Stevens, Katherine Danette Riceboro, Georgia 

Ward, Darlene Savannah, Georgia 



Criminal Justice 

Barnwell, James Savannah, Georgia 

Bigglest, James Arness Savannah, Georgia 



Harper, George Emanuel, III Atlanta, Georgia 

Harris, Irvin Tracy Savannah, Georgia 

Holmes, Kevin Donald Savannah, Georgia 

Jackson, Janis Marie Savannah, Georgia 

Kimbro, Jerri Lea Atlanta, Georgia 

Moore, Jeanette Savannah, Georgia 

Rawls, Beverly Wallace Savannah, Georgia 

Ray, Jennifer Delphine Arabi, Georgia 

Williams, Varden W Augusta, Georgia 

Music 

Small, Angela R. - Magna Cum Laude . Savannah, Georgia 

Castain, Inga Savannah, Georgia 

Roach, Errol Adams Savannah, Georgia 

Political Science 

Lee, Claude Jamaal, III - Cum Laude Savannah, Georgia 

Stephens, Sanford Mark Savannah, Georgia 

Social Work 

Calhoun, Mildred Cynthia - Cum Laude Savannah, Georgia 

Patterson, Kendall Aurora - Cum Laude Savannah, Georgia 

King, Brenda L Camilla, Georgia 

Mobley, Sarah Jones Savannah, Georgia 

Smith, Fannie M Statham, Georgia 

Recreation 

Mills, Kerry Deaa Savannah, Georgia 

SCHOOL OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY 

Biology 

Blakley, Lynne Lorraine Doerun, Georgia 

Stimpson, Tangi Marie Savannah, Georgia 



Marine Biology 

Andrews, Polly Ann - Magna Cum Laude Albany, Georgia 

Gordon, Kenneth J Riceboro, Georgia 

Chemistry 

Jackson, Janice D. - Cum Laude Savannah, Georgia 

Berry, Richard Oliver Wrens, Georgia 

Stimpson, Sonya Dee Savannah, Georgia 

Mathematics 

Jones, Lorna Faye - Summa Cum Laude Nashville, Tenn. 

Napier, Debra Lufaye - Cum Laude Thomaston, Georgia 

Andrews, Valerie Michelle Savannah, Georgia 

Davis, Gerald Decatur, Georgia 

Hall, Richard W Savannah, Georgia 

Heath, Joann Busby Savannah, Geogia 

Lockhart, Scherherazade Savannah, Georgia 

Mobley, Terri Denise Savannah, Georgia 

Parker, Frenchie Tyrone Savnnah, Georgia 

Patterson, Gwendolyn Day Savannah, Georgia 

Smith, Kim Demetria . Savannah, Georgia 

Watts, Rosalind Louise Orlando, Florida 

Williams, Melvin Oconee, Georgia 

Home Economics 

Barbee, Nancy Herndon - Cum Laude Savannah, Georgia 

Dietetics and Institutional Management 

McCoy, Joan Rene Richland, Georgia 

Williams, Gwendolyn D Augusta, Georgia 

Wright, Lisa Cassandra Savannah, Georgia 

Textiles and Clothing 

Moss, Deborah Smith Dublin, Georgia 



Childhood Development 

Mayo, Bridgetta Cecelia Savannah, Georgia 

Fashion Merchandising 

Reynolds, Anita Ann Atlanta, Georgia 

Civil Engineering Technology 

Canty, Dorenda Thompson - Cum Laude Savannah, Georgia 

Bowden, Mary L Savannah, Georgia 

Mohammad, Hossein Hadjkhan Tehran, Iran 

Ofor, Adolphus Onudra Savannah, Georgia 

Roughen, Elliott K Savannah, Georgia 

Scott, Randolph Ben Savannah, Georgia 

Seldon, Havard, Jr Fairburn, Georgia 



Electronics Engineering Technology 

Jones, Lorna Faye - Summa Cum Laude Nashville, Tenn. 

*Cochran, Felicia Lucile - Cum Laude Pelham, Georgia 

*Cook, Eric Lars - Cum Laude Birmingham, Alabama 

Fekede, Zewdu - Cum Laude . Addis Abba, Ethiopia 

Mobley, Jeffery Bernard - Cum Laude Quitman, Georgia 

Silawi, Amjad F. - Cum Laude Amman, Jordon 

* Banker, Edward E Pt. Wentworth, Georgia 

Brown, Andre Ervin Augusta, Gerogia 

Brown, Sheila Bernette Savannah, Georgia 

Ellison, Frederick Decatur, Georgia 

Gibbons, Kenneth Savannah, Georgia 

Grovner, David Anthony, Jr St. Simon Island, Georgia 

Hassouneh, Anwar Rasmi Amman, Jordan 

Mitchell, Bruce Anthony Athens, Georgia 

Richards, Robert, Jr Savannah, Georgia 

*Wilborn, Clifford Mark Savannah, Georgia 

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Mechanical Engineering Technology 

*AI-Tajer, Mohamed Tareef - Cum Laude Banama, Bahrian 

Kashani, Jafar Hajkazem - Cum Laude Tehran, Iran 

Craig, Donald Wayne - Cum Laude Midway, Georgia 

Al-Mutairy, Saad Shabeb Hamdin Houston, Texas 

Hubbard, William H. Albany, Georgia 

Computer Science Technology 

Levatte, Vivian T. - Magna Cum Laude . Damascus, Georgia 

Christmas, Darrie - Cum Laude Americus, Georgia 

Eilison, Roy Eugene - Cum Laude Lakeland, Florida 

Terrentine, Ursula - Cum Laude Atlanta, Georgia 

Benning, Wanda . . . Atlanta, Georgia 

Grubbs, Sunzra Ailey, Georgia 

Jenkins, Lisa Renee Savannah, Georgia 

Mitchell, Sharon Yvette . . . Hardeeville, South Carolina 

Myers, Collen Alesia Savannah, Georgia 

Computer Technology 

Ellison, Roy Eugene - Cum Laude Lakeland, Florida 

Grubbs, Sunzra Ailey, Georgia 

Mitchell, Sharon Yvette Hardeeville, South Carolina 

Williams, Nelson Statesboro, Georgia 

Triple Majors 
Electronics Engineering Technology, Computer Science Technology 

and Computer Technology 

Christmas, Darrie - Cum Laude Americus, Georgia 

Double Majors 
Electronics Engineering Technology and Mathematics 

Jones, Lorna Faye - Summa Cum Laude Nashville, Tenn. 

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Accounting and Information Systems 

Granade, Mary Tallulah - Cum Laude Savannah, Georgia 

Political Science and Marketing 

Lee, Claude Jamaal, III - Cum Laude Savannah, Georgia 

Computer Science Technology and Computer Technology 

Ellison, Roy Eugene - Cum Laude Lakeland, Florida 

Terrentine, Ursula - Cum Laude Atlanta, Georgia 

Benning, Wanda Atlanta, Georgia 

Grubbs, Sunzra Ailey, Georgia 

Mitchell, Sharon Yvette Hardeeville, South Carolina 



NOTE: Appearance of a name in any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive 
evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements for a particular degree and whose 
names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree indicated. 



GRADUATES OF HONOR SOCIETIES 



Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society 



Lynne N. Blakley 
Roy E. Ellison 
Sunzra Gruggs 



Janice Denese Jackson 
Urusala Terrentine 



Polly A. Andrews 
Darrie Christmas 
Zewdu Fekede 
Vivian Flowers 



Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society 



Lorna F. Jones 

Sherrie J. Parrish 

Anderson Phillips, III 

Vernonica Wright 



Anita Barnum 
Juanita Brooks 
Lonnie Evans 
Bernice Giles 



Delta Sigma Pi International Fraternity 



Tonya Howard 

Gloria Johnson 

Myra Gordon 

Sonjua Williams 



Pi Gamma Mu 

Mildred Cynthia Calhoun 
Claude Jamaal Lee 



Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society 



Mohamed Al-Tajer 
Felicia Cochran 
Eric L. Cook 



Donald Craig 
Zewdu Fekede 
Lorna F. Jones 



SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN 

Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, 

To our Alma Mater, S.S.C. 

Thine honor, pride, and eminence, 

We raise in prayful reverence. 

Guide us still from day to day, 

Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; 

Help us know that life, short or long, 

Means unceasing work for weak and strong. 

Refrain 

Where Savannah meets the sea, 
Where grassy plains and palms abound, 
Where the flow'rs are gems of loveliness, 

There S.S.C. is found. 
We adore each beauteous scene and hall, 

Our all we pledge to Thee! 

In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. 

We hail Thee, S.S.C. 



—J. Randolph Fisher 
Hillary Hatchett 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1987 Summer School June 22-August 26 

1987 Fall Quarter Freshmen, September 13 

Upperclassmen, September 18 




ACADEMIC COSTUMES 

Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Univer- 
sities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes 
or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic 
apparel a half century ago, it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might follow. 
Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing 
according to the degree the wearer has received. 

The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square-shaped 
with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field 
of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents 
of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. 

The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the 
wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. 
The gown for the master's degrees, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, 
like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape 
is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has 
long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doc- 
tor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. 

The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the academic 
attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. 
It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or 
university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and the shape of the 
hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and half feet 
in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and made with a wide panel. Hoods 
may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. 

Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degree 
may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those 
of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. 

In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to 
wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. 

The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. 

For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels 
of caps, the color associated with different subjects are prescribed by the revised American Inter- 
collegiate Code is as follows: 

Agiculture Maise 

Arts, Letters, Humanities White 

Business Drab 

Economics Copper 

Education Light Blue 

Law Purple 

Library Science Lemon 

Music Pink 

Oratory - (Speech) Silver Gray 

Philosophy Dark Blue 

Physical Education Sage Green 

Science Golden Yellow 

Theology Scarlet 

At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue background 
to represent school colors. A faculty members wears the color of his alma mater.